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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Two new destinations and six new routes at Brussels Airport in Winter 2019/2020

As from 27 October (Winter 2019/2020), Brussels Airport will offer two new destinations, linking the airport to more than 200 destinations. Ryanair will launch...

Nearly 2.5 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in September (+1.8%)

In September, Brussels Airport welcomed nearly 2.5 million passengers, an increase of 1.8% on September 2018. Cargo transport fell sharply by 12.3% compared to...

Brussels Airlines flies daily to Kinshasa again and introduces Premium Economy on African flights

Africa remains a key market for the Belgian airline Since last week, Brussels Airlines operates seven flights per week to Kinshasa again. At the same...

CALL: Jet Airways stewardess wants to find her saviour from the Brussels Airport terror attack

Belgian television channel VTM launched a call tonight to find one of the saviours of Nidhi Chaphekar. Three years ago the Indian flight attendant...

Hainan Airlines switches from Airbus A330-300 to Boeing 787-9 on Beijing – Brussels route

Hainan Airlines is going to switch its Airbus A330-300 to Dreamliners in -9 version from 27 October 2019 on the Beijing Capital - Brussels...

Qatar Airways flies the Airbus A350-900 on the Brussels route this winter

The airline uses this ultra-modern aircraft from next month and throughout the winter season Qatar Airways announces the use of an A350-900 Airbus aircraft for...

Ryanair launches Summer 2020 schedule for Belgium, discusses environmental issues

105 routes, 4 new Summer 2020 routes, 9.1 million customers per annum Ryanair today (26 Sept) launched its Belgian summer 2020 schedule, with 105 routes...

Brussels Airlines flight SN2901 goes back to Brussels due to technical problems

On 23 September, Brussels Airlines flight SN2901 from Brussels to Vienna, operated by Airbus A319-111 OO-SSL had to turn back in the morning to...

A Brussels Airlines flight to Yerevan (Armenia) diverts to Tbilisi (Georgia) after technical issue

On 21 September, Brussels Airlines flight SN2899 to Yerevan (EVN), operated by Airbus A320 registered OO-SNL, left Brussels at 19:30 and was scheduled to...

Nearly 28 hours delay for a Brussels Airlines flight from Djerba

Some 180 passengers of a Brussels Airlines flight had to spend an extra night on the island of Djerba in Tunisia due to a...

Brussels Airlines abandons routes to Kiev Boryspil and Nantes Atlantique in November

As already announced since yesterday in our forum (a good source of inspiration!), Brussels Airlines stops flying to Nantes and Kiev. The airline is...

Emirates marks five years of operations to Belgium

The airline has carried more than 1.2 million passengers to and through Dubai since the inaugural launch in 2014 Emirates, the world’s largest international airline,...

State visit of Congolese President Tshisekedi to Belgium, travels with this VIP Airbus A320 “Head of State”

Just before 19:00 (UTC +2), Congolese President Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo landed at Melsbroek, the military part of Brussels Airport. Tshisekedi is the first president...

KLM, Thalys and NS Dutch Railways have joined forces to replace flights between Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Effective 29 March 2020, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will replace one of its daily services between Brussels and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (“Schiphol”) with seat...

Brussels Airport welcomed more than 5.3 million passengers over the two summer months, 2.6 million in August alone (+2.6% for both)

This summer, more than 5.3 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport, up 2.6% on the same period in 2018. Taking its lead from July,...

Wizz Air launches three new destinations from Budapest: Brussels Airport, Lviv and Kharkiv

Hungarian airline Wizz Air will add an Airbus A321neo in its base at Budapest, Hungary. On social media, the airline confirmed the launch of...

Renovation of runway 25R/07L at Brussels Airport in July-August 2020 

After the thorough renovation of runways 25L/07R in 2015 and 01/19 in 2016, Brussels Airport Company will be renovating runway 25R/07L from 13 July...

Loganair spreads its wings with announcement for 6 new routes, including Aberdeen to Brussels

Loganair continues to expand its network after unveiling six routes to commence in 2020  -  including new destinations and additional connections linking airports across its...

Vueling is celebrating its 15th year and its 6 million passengers at Brussels Airport

It was in 2004 that the Spanish company, Vueling, started its first flights at Brussels Airport with a destination to and from Barcelona. Since...

Air Canada to launch flights from Toronto to Brussels, Belgium

Air Canada announced today the introduction of new, year-round services between Toronto, Canada and Brussels, Belgium starting May 1, 2020. Up to five weekly...